Edinburgh Chronicle, February 20, 1760

Edinburgh Chronicle

February 20, 1760

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Issue date: Wednesday, February 20, 1760

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Location: Edinburgh, Midlothian

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Years available: 1759 - 1760

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Edinburgh Chronicle, The (Newspaper) - February 20, 1760, Edinburgh, Midlothian T H E Voi.II. C H R O N 1C L E 5 fi MM -m 2O. tO O tf cern. of partttinent, _ at the ibegiooMig of the Jaft caofed the prohibit on of our woollens were fei- (jjfc Ch the Spaniards wanted a need the neceifity to ercd fabrics, and to bring p feyer.fl of goods Spain, by which the con- it greatly nud aft, on ihe o- unit formerly it re- a great part of thu nation Pafion Uick? lie petitions again ft UcL, rcptefcnied the ftjl as to .consume our overplus barleys t anv though ever fo weak and tttis Uvoiirnc point, reiiiluag frao) fpirituoos als, incrcafts, -and pie, have been Dfen laid and of every ohtfis there are many more evils 11 at ion of our corn the few (if not too late) may pofterity elie may imagine tfer thought that the diftillery is nation. are corn and wool; to af the latter whec.it is very tp wife the price, would be [Maiity of corn we diflil, is a In the year 1750.11 ap- ly. that we diftilled above of corn yearly m oft of M of wheats, entirely fwaU The value of ftill worked, atnounted i had we thefe fix mil- among us, they would if prefent, Wifcverely. kewever and Tbe the prices of corn got ibed by law.; the dill drained us of corn been diftjlled) we Should ibouw at dsas- tates; thefe kingdoms to poor to farmers and diiUHerr laughed at the whole. v Every 1500 quarters of jcorii we tlifttH, Si! a (hip of ido wins, wMch ftiip earn a htmdred freighjt to Por- tugal, and employ ten of corn aS above mentioned, would hate employed 609. iuch ihips, and 6000 Our ftiipi" deprived of thole freights out- wards, lay by ths walls; few went abroad, Other nations took ard -became the Europe, which we ufedto bj: that lofs was than can well be gmed, by consequences td navigafion rn J general, to the breeding of fatfors, to the earning of freights, and to thfi home1 of riches, the produce of the corn ana of the freights. The advocates for the Hill would raife price of corn, tor fear that our eople and chtir families (hoold buy bread at a moderate and wirk too cheap. But it i> a matter of very ftrtoiis tion, that, befides the hortmg tfur in general, the keeping op thd price of -torn high, may, and wijl encourage other nations to fow, or, atleatt, to fend for itfomewhere elle, and carry their to others, in- of as the Spaniards, for want of oar Woollen which we prohibited fending to them, ed indaftrious, and eretfed ib' they and other foreigners encourage the growth of corn, by oor keeping it at high prices. There are ftagnattohs in all tfeties. Wool is Sometimes very cheap. Corn'is now plen- ciful and cheap; in a few mdnths it may jife much by a demand Irom abroad, as has often been the cafe: it will always and a (market at one time or other. The fmall quantify imported of foreign fpirits is fo trifling an objeft, that it is not worth mentioning: in ipitcof all dutiesr fome will be imported; a higher ducy, pay dear for it, and iffleed be, for rum alfo. The qqauuity of fp rits wasted' for the African traders not cooiiderable; we can fupply it very cheap from Spain, and for it in the very corn intended "-to be diihl- led for that trade, We may avoid, by thefe means, the penuries, frauds, and many other mifqhiefs often occaftpned by the drawback of duty, allowed on the exporta- ton of the which be rclandcd, before they are carried out ot fight from cur coafls. Temptatipa to wickedncfs is, to morals, grcet an evil as the drink- ing of geneva, If impartiality couJd take flacc, thefe reftecfoos migbt have tome weight. Yco know tbtt I am not concerakd all in the foccefs of either of the parties, tny other wife than as a weltwilher to the profpe rity of ifcy country, and finccrely 3 h it nbV that a poor in. fairttlv -fhowld pay B fhiiling or 'two or rhbre for fheir' bread, in fupport of the tiiftliery, and the jreneva- f drinkers r A defence the original Spanifi ttlebrated frtyjo. I -Have ventured on a very weighty hefi. It not ijjooant monnky atone, W4rh wKom-Ifntef the for to defend woduwJcind, is almoft the iame thing as all tnaokmd. rare is he who dots not inttttft fe4f hi the of his for the To t lietght has the common in coaremftof women extended, Ibat -there icarceany gobd tjoaljty allowed to be ia them. j in the rfofir, with defefti j and, in with un- perftclions but the gUatsii of aM it laid on the limitation f tfcfcir iogk. For bfwfly on fome I upon 'their cajJItitf for iU kinds of kftffmdge. The Mahomet, inthsrtUl- fituatted pawiile of his, ,which he deftirwd for his followers, forbad a4l entrance to men, limiting the theft laft to the pleafure of icemg'at a diftance the? glo- ry which men were to within it: and, no doubt, it would be a very great felicity to married women, to fee their bands in that blefled place of his, made up altogether the feat of all vie as if men were 0ie only repofitaritt of all virtues. It certiin, that there majr be found, in favour of this opinion, very ft'ong them tr. v.ry rranf bo6k< nay, to fuch a degree has tfe ftrange notion extended, are fame who- ate fcarce wilting to allow ttiaf fherw